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“You'll never see this many stars again!”
Review of Sedona Star Gazing

Sedona Star Gazing
Ranked #15 of 156 things to do in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sedona Stargazing is pleased to offer you a personalized and custom astronomy experience by professional astronomers. You will meet us at our observing location which is a 20 minute ride from West Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek. Your tour includes an overview of the constellations using a high power laser pointer. We then give you an up close view of planets, galaxies, star clusters and nebula through one of our large powerful telescopes. Our astronomers are exceptionally knowledgeable and provide you with an educational and entertaining experience. Chairs,blankets and oversized parka jackets are provided. Sedona Stargazing has received the Award of Excellence 5 years in a row from TripAdvisor resulting in our induction into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. We have been featured in National Geographic and the New York Times and ranked by TripAdvisor as one of the top 10 Space Based Attractions in the entire United States.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“You'll never see this many stars again!”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

My husband and I visited Sedona for vacation, and decided to go Star Gazing. We live in the city, and rarely get to see stars like you will see in middle-of-nowhere Arizona. Basically you drive out to a high school soccer field (it is so dark out there, so GPS or iphone is helpful), and they have chairs and blankets set up for you. Matt was our tour guide to the stars, and he was very knowledgeable about astronomy. (My husband and I both have science backgrounds, and still learned quite a bit.) It was a moonless night when we went; he pointed out practically every constellation in the sky with an awesome night sky lazer pointer. We also saw examples of white dwarfs, developing and dying star systems, binary systems, and a great view of Jupiter's moons. (PS-if the moon is out they look at craters close up so don't worry, you will still see stuff). If you were at all ever interested in astronomy, this is a very fun learning activity! Plus, seriously, if you live in the city, you will never see that many stars again. Amazing!

Visited October 2012
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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“Amazing gazing!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Educational and simply amazing! The Arizona night sky will be opened up to you as you gaze at the Milky Way and beyond. Great guide who not only gives your information, but also looks after your comfort. This is definitely a must and certainly a "do again"!

Visited November 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“best views”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Take the time to look at the sky. With the low lights in sedona and no more than 2 sotry buildings --- it is the best sky to watch. I promise. take the time to enjoy it.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago
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53 reviews
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“What fun!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a great time out in the middle of a soccer field gazing at stars! They give you great instructions on how to get to the viewing area and meet you at the parking lot. You're guided in to the viewing area and provided chairs and blankets while you wait your turn. If you're at all interested in the stars, planets and galaxies take this tour.

Visited September 2012
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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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“A fun filled, educational night”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

My husband is a bit of a "sky geek".... So I was a bit unsure if he'd enjoy it, but boy was I surprised! I highly recommend using the GPS location for getting there, even a quick drive by during the day jut to be sure of where you are going. Dave was our sky guide and had plenty of information to share. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Would recommend it to the novice and the experienced. Dress warmly!

Visited October 2012
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